Isaac Pastor-Chermak is a cellist, conductor, and teacher. Educated at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Idaho, he performs and conducts a repertoire spanning 500 years on instruments ranging from baroque cello, violoncello piccolo and viola da gamba to the most experimental electronic instruments.
Pastor-Chermak currently performs with the New World Symphony (Miami), the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Dayton Philharmonic (Ohio), and the West Virginia Symphony (Charleston), in addition to summer performances at the Eisenstadt Classical Music Festival in Austria.
In addition to his duties as an orchestral cellist, Pastor-Chermak maintains a vigorous performing schedule of solo, chamber music, conducting and teaching engagements throughout the United States and abroad. His students regularly take top prizes in regional competitions.
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